What's Been Happening in Year 5
We hope that you all had fabulous Easter break.
The children have been full of the exciting things they have been up to and have come back to school energised and full of enthusiasm for the final term in Year 5.
We are continuing with the unit of Our Hong Kong we started just before the break and have thought of questions to ask long term residents about how Discovery Bay has changed over the years. This will then lead onto enquiring about different periods in the history of Hong Kong and the children asking their own questions about how the country has changed.
We have already sent questions to some local long standing residents to ask for their memories, but it would also be good if you could share any information you may have with your child. Perhaps your neighbour or friend has been here for a long time and could chat to your child about what DB was like many years ago. Alternatively if you have any memories of Hong Kong in the past then you could also share these.
This term the children will continue with their weekly spelling practice but we have also introduced a punctuation activity which the children should complete each week, returning it on Mondays to mark. As they write their spelling sentences they should try to include the punctuation which is being focussed on that week. Extra practice linking all these aspects together will go towards making their writing more accurate and interesting.
The most exciting activity which will take place this term is of course the much anticipated Y5 camp to Treasure Island. Last year’s camp was a huge success and the children are going to enjoy the few days away from the routine of home. They will also have the opportunity to grow and develop their independence as well as working as part of a larger team. The children have been asked to think about who they would like to share a tent with during the camp and we will of course ensure that each child is sharing a tent with at least 1 friend.
Just a reminder that there will be an information meeting on Tuesday 25th April at 6pm in Mrs. Ashcroft's room (Y5RA - room 1-25) where you will be able to meet some of the Treasure Island staff and ask any questions. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.
Just a reminder that now the weather has got warmer it’s really important that the children have their hats and water bottles in school every day.